The Shack is Back! Construction Wraps Up at Hog Island Oyster Farm
The Hog Shack is Back! It is a matter of days before our new retail stand, the Hog Shack, will re-open at the front entrance to the farm for all to-go retail sales. We thank you all for your patience during our construction and we look forward to serving you out of our new digs!
Phases I & II of the Hog Island construction is now wrapping up. After nearly eight months, major construction at Hog Island Oyster Farm comes to a close. The upgrades installed represent a huge milestone in Hog Island Oyster Farm operations. Led by co-founder and Chief of Operations, Terry Sawyer, every consideration has been taken to improve Hog Island Oyster farm's growing and selling of oysters with a focus on sustainability.
Hog Island co-founder, Terry Sawyer (right) and Marcos Biddle, Pacific Ridge Construction.
Upgrades include: a brand-new marine grade steel wet-storage tank building (with all new plumbing), several additional new wet-storage tanks, a remote setting oyster seed tank system (for raising our own oyster seed) and general upgrades to Hog Island's overall farm operations.
Old Wet Storage Tank Bldg. and the New Wet Storage Tank Building, made of marine grade steel and lights for night harvests.
FInishing touches on the new Hog Shack include an old port hole salvaged from a local boat yard.
We've received many compliments on the work and appreciated all of your patience during our construction. We've also listened to the your pleas of "don't take the funkiness away!". Rest assured, there is still plenty of funky at the farm -- rustic picnic tables and grills, salty dogs and oyster harvesting surrounds you. What we have improved is Hog Island's ability to grow more oysters and serve you better...with even bigger smiles. So come on out and pay the 'new' old farm a visit soon, we look forward to seeing you.
Plenty of rustic funk, fun...and salty dogs, waiting for you at Hog Island Oyster Farm.
Phase III will begin in the fall with an upgrade to Hog Island's headquarters/admin office building -- before it drifts away down the bay!